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How to Survive a Toxic Boss

I’ve received a few inbox messages over on Facebook that meander into the topic of toxic bosses.  So it’s probably quite a good time to make a post on the subject.  I hope it helps!

So, what do you mean by Toxic Boss?

Obviously, this isn’t a post about asbestos-ridden or uranium-drenched managers.  So, what do we mean by toxic boss?
Toxic Leadership is probably more easily described than defined.  Corporate Management Analyst Gillian Flynn did quite a good job of it in 1994; describing a toxic manager as the: read more

Guest Writer, Mindfulness, Survive at Work

Survive Work with Mindfulness

Our Mindfulness Guest Writer

Today’s post comes with an additional bonus… a guest writer!  Jack (not his real name – he’s a shy old sort) is an ex-military officer and experienced Leader.  He’s also passionate about mindfulness and the benefits the approach has within the workplace.  That’s why I’m tremendously grateful that he’s sharing a key part of his Survive at Work toolkit with us today.

Without further ado, I hand you over to him…


Oh no!!! Not again! read more

How to Survive Changes at Work, Survive at Work, Resilience, change, stress

Coping with Change at Work

Coping with Change at Work

Change can be a swine.  It can vex you, perplex you, stress you and distress you.  Happily, it doesn’t need to be like that.  With just a few small tweaks to your coping with change strategy, change can become a refreshing and energising opportunity… a source of drive, rather than dive-for-cover.

Being the amateur philosopher that I am (a title I earned after repeating a quote I read on the back of a Guinness beer mat), I’ve always thought of change as a tide.  Firstly, it’ll happen regardless of whether you want it to or not.  Secondly, you have a choice.  You either decide to go with it and learn how to swim, or you choose to risk drowning by using all your energy trying to resist the inevitable. read more